Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Meiji Jingu

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Meiji Jingu (明治神宮) is a Shinto Shrine in Harajuku dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. The shrine is set within a forest and includes a beautiful, traditional Japanese garden as well as the shrine itself.

The gardens of the shrine are very tranquil, and are a haven away from the bustle of Harajuku, it's a wonderful place for quiet reflection, and sun-dappled walks.

  • The shrine has variable opening times throughout the year, but is generally open between the hours of 7am-4pm, it's best to check the official website for more thorough information. The garden is open 9am-4.30pm Mar-Oct, and 9am-4pm Nov-Feb.
  • Entry to the shrine is free, while a garden ticket costs 500JPY (around £4)
  • Official website:
How To Get There

The shrine is about a 1 minute walk from Harajuku station, which is on the main Yamanote loop


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